About "This Show Again"
"This Show Again" is the first, original, OFFICIAL and as of right now only podcast recorded in Astoria, Queens.
Jeff Van Dam of the New York Times says: "Listening to the show is often like sitting down with a bunch of friends at a neighborhood bar."
While the show is recorded in Queens, "This Show Again" isn't just about New York City. Stand-Up Comic Thomas J. Kelly and a bevy of experts, comedians, and friends discuss Pop Culture, Independent Music, Television and find Ways For You To Live Your Life.
Each week, TSA features an Independent Band or Musician from a variety of genres. If you're an artist willing to let us play your music on the show e-mail us at ThisShowAgain@Gmail.com
Updated Wednesday morning each week, "This Show Again" is your gateway to better living and good laughs!
Thomas J. Kelly
Tom Kelly is "This Show Again's" host and pimp. Thomas J. Kelly is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer. On the show, he is very open about his troubles in the dating world and his everyday frustrations. His family and friends do not find his honesty refreshing.
Tom does not reside in Astoria. He lives in his hometown of Massapequa, Long Island . . . with his parents. TSA is recorded in Astoria, Queens because the rest of the crew do not live with their parents.
Aside from performing and podcasting, Tom works full-time as a comedy writer for radio stations around the country. He recently starred in and produced the Internet video series "The Little Merman" which can be found at LittleMerman.com. You can check out some of his various projects at IHateWeddings.com and ThomasJKelly.com
Mike McGarrigle AKA Sparky
"This Show Again" listeners have come to recognize Mike McGarrigle as the "Arbiter of Wackyness." Mike is the dude who honks the bicycle horn. What began as a satire of morning radio shows has become his subtle way of letting listeners know when he feels something is ironic, wacky, inappropriate and sometimes even funny.
While he won't admit it, Mike essentially runs "This Show Again." He has maintained the web-site, gotten feedback from listeners and honed his skills as a hostage negotiator.
Mike is also Tom's oldest and bestest friend. They met in junior high school and co-starred in a radio show together on WKNM. Sadly, the station went to an all Portuguese format in the early 1990's and they had to move on.
Mike graduated from Polytechnic University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and currently works in manufacturing. Mike recently married his blushing bride Deirdre. The build up to and aftermath of their wedding has been the subject of several conversations on the show. The couple announced that they were expecting their first child on episode 24 of "This Show Again".
Andrew Garcia is the best looking member of the "This Show Again" family. Aside from his resemblence to Benjamin Bratt, Andrew brings a great deal of knowledge about pop culture, the internet, trivia and New York to "This Show Again."
Andrew has recently played a critical role in redeveloping "This Show Again". He has taken several ordinary guest co-hosts and has molded them into podcasting celebrities.
Andrew is an accomplished Civil Engineer who has worked on construction projects that keep the bridges, tunnels and highways of New York City safe for us to use. Andrew, a Queens native, just moved to Astoria. He and his fiance Stephanie are getting married in Ecuador in August.
John McCann has recently accepted the position of "Senior International Correspondent" for This Show Again. John has his finger on the pulse on the heartbeat of the international community. His worldliness and class are a welcomed addition to the program.
John McCann has often been described as the "Point Man." John is the friend who quietly gets things done. Whether it be getting medical attention in a foreign country or managing your business, everyone needs a friend like John McCann in their lives.
John has a degree from Hofstra University and when not promoting the "This Show Again" he does something that involves money.
Deirdre McGarrigle is Mike McGarrigle's wife.
Deirdre is from Ireland but was born here in the United States. Her parents, Irish immigrants, moved back to Ireland when she was four. So, Deirdre isn't really Irish, she is a chick from Pennsylvania with an Irish accent.
When she speaks, she sounds more cultured and intelligent than anyone on the show. Unlike most Irish people, Deirdre hates Corned Beef, and has been known to move her arms when she dances. Contrary to legend, if you capture Deirdre, she will not lead you to a pot of gold.
Deirdre is a hero to many who work at the show because she 1) Hailed a cab to get to her own wedding when the limo didn't show up, 2) Never busted Tom's chops about dropping the F Bomb during his toast at her wedding, 3) Lets the gang podcast from her apartment and 4) Let Mike announce her pregnancy on episode 24.
Jim Schubert went to Polytechnic University with Mike and Andrew and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering.
He is a very successful locksmith in Ozone Park, New York. When we're locked out of our homes, Jim is the first person we call. Subsequently, Jim now screens his phone calls and won't give Tom his cellular phone number.
Jim is one of the funniest people we know. However, Jim's charm and dry sense of humor doesn't translate well on a podcast. Ergo, you will often hear things about Jim but seldom hear the man himself. One day, the legend of Jim Schubert will become larger than life and he will be the Yeti of locksmiths.
Pete is best known to the cast of This Show Again as "our listener." Pete is John McCann's best friend, Mike's older brother and the older brother Tom never wanted. Pete listens on his weekly eight hour drive on Route 17 from Nyack to Rochester, NY.
As TSA's production schedule gets more sporadic, the boys can always count on Pete to have time to kill.
Sal Kelly is Tom Kelly's younger brother. When Tom's friends meet Sal, they often say "the wrong Kelly brother went into comedy." Sal has appeared in several of Tom's short films including "Spring Break" and "My Cousin's Wedding Video With Commentary Track". Sal doesn't really listen to "This Show Again" and has heard only a handful of episodes. His lack of familiarity with the show has caused a number of awkward situations.
Sal is the owner of Competition Construction and has appeared on the show to give listener's home improvement advice. When asked why he doesn't appear on TSA more often Sal says "He has better things to do." As a rule, Sal only leaves Nassau County if he's getting paid.
Those in the New York area seeking Sal's expertise can call him at (516) 808-8330.
Daniela Anastasio was "This Show Again's" first guest co-host in December of 2005. After her appearance, the show's ratings and fan response shot up. Daniela went to highschool with Thomas J. Kelly. Daniela was President of the Student Body and Tom was her Vice-President.
When not podcasting, Daniela is a maven in the fashion industry who lives in New York City.
Christian Bladt is best known for being co-creator of InsideJoke.TV and being writing / producing the short film "How To Live In New York For $15 Dollars A Day." Christian validates the show by writing regularly on our message board at ThisShowAgain.com. His essays were so well-received he has been brought on as a guest and when in New York has guest-hosted the show.
Jenni Cramer is a four time TSA guest co-host and long time friend and co-worker of Thomas J. Kelly. She is best known for her work in the improv community and with the sketch group "Next Monday."